What Makes your General Election Vote so Magical?Submitted by xRegardsx on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 00:50
If I said that if we all voted for a 3rd party candidate together as a strategy, just like our delegate strategy, and that we would get the following from it:
1. Millions of more people looking into Ron Paul and the cause of liberty.
2. Helping rid the belief that 3rd party candidates don't have a chance and people believing they are forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.
3. Shows millions how similar and responsible both parties are for the problems we now face via both the executive and congressional branches.
4. The GOP wouldn't be able to theorize that they could cheat us in 2016 because they knew that is why they lost in 2012.
5. The GOP would promote a libertarian candidate in 2016 because they wanted to win.
6. We would win with a libertarian president by a landslide in 2016
Would you do it?
What makes your general election vote so much more special than the votes we used for the delegate strategy, when a strategy like this can give us such amazing results?
Whether you believe Gary Johnson is a true libertarian or not, you can't deny that he doesn't have a proven executive record as 2 term governor of new mexico and that most of his positions are the same as a libertarians. The very contrast alone should be enough to call him a better candidate above "two evils". If he ran as an independent and didn't claim to be a philosophy and economics expert libertarian like many of you seem to be, would you vote for him?
Even if it didn't matter who the 3rd party choice was, if they were only slightly better than Obama or Romney, but this strategy would still achieve all of these ends... how does sabotaging potential like this not weigh on anyone's conscious?
What makes your general election vote too good for a strategy like this?
-The GOP cheated us because they theorized they didn't need us.
-If they lose or win by only a slight margin and a 3rd party candidate, especially one claiming to be libertarian, doesn't do well at all, the GOP continues to theorize that everyone either compromised and voted for one of two parties, wrote in Dr. Paul, or stayed at home either through protest or normal lack of voter participation.
-If that theory is allowed to exist, that they don't need us to have a chance to win, they will continue to cheat and alienate us.
-All of our votes going to a 3rd party candidate, regardless of who it is, documents our votes the most accurately in protest of both parties, in this case, especially the GOP.
-Even if that third party candidate doesn't have enough to win, they would have enough to get on the national debates to do #1-3 of the above positive things.
-Even if that third party candidate doesn't win, we still destroy the GOP's theory and have amazing leverage for a true libertarian candidate in 2016.
So if the liberty movement has this kind of potential for both waking people up to their libertarianism, growing the movement, helping change peoples' minds about the 2 party system and how it's rigged but can be circumvented, furthering the liberty movement's takeover of the GOP and in turn whitehouse...
...how is your general election vote above sabotaging that kind of potential?
How does it not become the conscious thing to actually help the movement reach that potential when it's possible?